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Marshalls begins work on £20m St Ives investment
Construction and landscaping products manufacturer, Marshalls, has begun a major expansion at its St Ives site in Cambridgeshire.
Marshalls is investing a total of £20m over two years at the site, which will fund the installation of a unique dual block plant. Not only will this project increase capacity but it also represents a significant investment in new product innovation, enabling more diversity of unique finishes and increasing customer choice.
The dual block plant is in addition to the existing plant at St Ives, and is expected to create an additional 200% manufacturing capacity. The machinery is expected to be installed throughout the first half of next year, with the first block produced by the end of summer 2022.
Martyn Coffey, chief executive officer of Marshalls, said: “In January, we announced we would be investing over £30m in our business this year, this project forms part of that exciting programme of work. Our investment in this development is an investment for our customers – giving them access to an increased supply of the products they already know and value, as well as introducing them to new innovations and industry firsts.
“By investing heavily in our UK manufacturing capabilities, we are giving people more opportunities to source products from mainland Britain with less reliance on imports. This not only supports British jobs and reduces lead times but it also has a significant impact on the carbon footprint of materials and the resulting projects.”